Roll call and Tip for you
Maximize the Buy 1 Get One (B1G1). These are some of the best deals you can get. Even alone, with no coupons, they tend to be good. However, using coupons on top of the B1G1 is even better and one of the best ways to get thing for free or close to free! When scanning a store circular, I almost always check out the B1G1 deals first and match coupons.
(a) You can typically use 2 coupons for a B1G1 deal. For example, if Quaker Oatmeal is on sale Buy One at $2.50, Get One Free and you have 2 $1.00/1 coupons, use 2 coupons. You will get 2 boxes of oatmeal for .50. This also works for a B1G2 deal – use 3 coupons!
(b) You can use a B1G1 manufacturers coupon on top of the store’s B1G1 deal to get two free products! This one is somewhat rare, but it’s so great when you get it. For example, Price Chopper had Oust Spray B1G1. I had a B1G1 manufacturers coupon. So I got 2 products FREE. You tend to see a lot of manufacturers B1G1 coupons for cosmetics. Clip them, get as many as you can, and wait for some store to have a B1G1 sale.
(c) You can almost always use a $1.00/1 coupon with a B1G1 deal. For example, Pam Cooking Spray is on sale Buy One for $3, Get One Free. Use a $1.00/2 coupon and get 2 products for $2.00 or $1.00/each.